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Dental implant treatment claims

Implants are a way of replacing lost teeth. A titanium screw is inserted into the jaw bone to replace the missing root of a tooth. A false tooth is then attached to the screw to re-create the visual appearance of a tooth. If you require dental implants as a result of negligence, we may be able to assist you in investigating a potential claim. Examples of negligence may include:

  • Failure to diagnose and treat gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Surgical mistakes resulting in avoidable tooth loss
  • Failed root canal treatment and loss of teeth necessitating replacement
  • Removal of an incorrect teeth necessitating replacement

 

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Why investigate a claim?

Implant treatment involves screwing into the bone of the jaw and it is often a painful and prolonged procedure requiring several attendances with your health professional. If a patient does not have sufficient bone to support the implant, a bone graft is usually required from another area, often the hip. This was also result in another scar and operation and recovery.

Implant treatment is often not available on the NHS and is usually funded privately at what can be a significant cost to the patient.  

Had you not required implants but for the negligence of your health professional, it may be possible for you to claim compensation. A claim may include the cost of the implant treatment itself and any associated travel expenses or loss of earnings.

Implants typically need replacing every 5-15 years for life and therefore, there is an ongoing and lifelong cost associated with implants that is often overlooked. The ongoing replacement costs can be recovered as part of your claim giving you peace of mind for the long term.

In addition to the financial element, you will be entitled to an award for the pain and suffering associated with dental implant treatment. This award is likely to be higher if you require a bone graft as part of your treatment.

If you have required dental implants as a result of negligent treatment then our specialist team is on hand to provide support and guidance. For free initial legal advice and support please contact our experts on 01616 966 229.

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